Te Kura Pāpaho o Aotearoa  New Zealand Broadcasting School

The New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) is the premier national provider of applied training in broadcast journalism, television, film, digital media and radio performance and production in New Zealand.

Hands-on and totally focused on career outcomes, when you study with us at the NZBS, you will:

  • Benefit from studying in small class-sizes
  • Be prepared for a career in the broadcasting or communication industry
  • Gain advanced professional competencies
  • Learn high level practical research skills
  • Be well prepared for future industry challenges
  • Be given appropriate skills and learning opportunities for postgraduate studies and
  • Have access to a wide range of broadcasting communication facilities.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School is located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.


The New Zealand Broadcasting School offers three specialisations: broadcast journalism, radio broadcasting, and screen and television production.

Facilities and resources

The New Zealand Broadcasting School houses advanced resources including the second largest TV production studio in the South Island, live-to-air radio studios, and comprehensive software suites from Adobe, Apple, Avid, RCS and many more.

Our digital cameras, field kits, sound recording gear and TV studio production and post production equipment match and, in some cases, better current industry standards.

Industry and community

Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.

Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, CPIT's industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.

During your study, a range of professionals are invited in to share their expertise and experience, and provide insight into the current state of the industry in New Zealand. Industry professionals are also consulted regularly about programme content, resourcing and delivery.

Contact us

Email: info@cpit.ac.nz
Phone, local calling area: 03 940 8000
Free Call (New Zealand): 0800 24 24 76
International: +64 3 940 8000
Fax: +64 3 366 6544

Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.

This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on July 1 2015.

You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here 

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.

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